REVIEWS**~**Take a Chance and I’ll Take a Chance by Annalisa Nicole

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Willow Emery is in the middle of chemotherapy when she literally runs into Asher Wellington on the sidewalk after treatment with a rather unfortunate outcome. She is alone in a new city and doesn’t need anyone in her life. If life has taught her anything it’s that you can’t rely on anyone.

Asher is a young widower, devastated by the tragic death of his wife Olivia three years earlier. He has given up the idea of ever finding the kind of love that he shared with his late wife. Will one fateful day bring two lost souls together? Will taking a chance lead them to a happily ever after or will the challenges they face keep them apart?

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**ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review**

~~ 5 “Second Chance at Love” Stars ~~

I have to say the hopeless romantic in me LOVED this book.  This was one of those books that some people will say is over the top sweet and mushy, but that’s what I loved about it.  Sometimes you just want to read about a functional couple who have some demons to overcome but truly love each other.  Yes you could kind of consider this book an insta-love type story, but it wasn’t really in your face about it.  The author did a great job with the creating the connection between Asher and Willow before any declarations of love were said.  This was a fast paced book, that is told in Dual POV.  I thought the flow of the book worked well, yes it seemed rushed at times but not enough to deter me from truly enjoying this book.  This book is a great story about the journey that Asher and Willow take together at a second chance for love.

Both characters were at the lowest point in their lives in the beginning of the story.  A chance encounter (Willow running into Asher and then vomiting on his shoes) sparks a journey of learning to open oneself heart and mind to love again.  Willow was a really strong character.  In the beginning of this story, Willow is given some life altering news and hits rock bottom.  She is all alone and feels she has no one to count on.  Enter Asher…..he was also a great character.  He suffered a tragic loss three years ago and is having trouble moving on with his life.  Once he meets Willow and finds out about her situation he feels drawn to her and is determined to help her.  I loved watching these two people grow together and separately.  It was wonderful watching them open up their hearts again.  In my mind Willow and Asher were meant to be together.

This book was pretty much drama free, but there were two small misunderstandings that were cleared up fairly quickly.  This truly is a book for the person who is looking for that fairy tale come true.  It makes you believe that everyone deserves to be happy and it is possible to find love when you least expect it.  This is the first book in a 5 book series, but it can be read as a stand alone, as each book will be about a different Wellington sibling.  Amelia’s story is next and I look forward to reading her book.

~Jennifer H.

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Amelia Wellington is a quiet, young, successful business woman. Her past relationships have left her with scars so deep she has sworn off men all together. Until that one fateful day she quite literally runs into Doctor Kyle Peters, that is.

Doctor Kyle Peters is a busy young OB/GYN holding on to a tragic past that has torn his family apart, making it difficult for him to give his heart to any woman. But when a beautiful woman crashes into him on a routine day at work, he finds his world turning upside down.

Will Running Into Love be enough for them to find a happily ever after together? Does Kyle have what it takes to heal Amelia’s broken heart and change her outlook on life? Will Kyle’s past result in tragedy as history repeats itself?

When it comes to matters of the heart, sometimes you have to run not walk.

This is a mature audience book and is intended for adults only.

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**ARC Provided by author in exchange for an honest review**

~~ 5 Stars ~~

I’ll Take a Chance is book 2 in the Running into Love series by Annalisa Nicole.  I thought this book was just as great as book 1 ( Take a Chance )  This book is another book that caters to the hopeless romantic.  What I have truly enjoyed about both of these books is that we get a complete story.  We see how the couple begins and what happens throughout the whole relationship and we get that HEA with some of what happens after it.  I love how she sets up the next book at the end of each of the previous book.  It gives us something to look forward to and then we also know who the next couple is going to be.  I loved that the author added the element of suspense to this book.  Book 1 was more of an emotional read and this one was more of a suspenseful read.  She added a little twist to this story that I didn’t see coming.  I loved that she kept me guessing until the big reveal.  Again I am sure people will think this book was a little over the top when it comes to the mushy love story and that it seemed rushed, but to me I loved it.  I am all about the fairytale romance stories 🙂

This book was about Amelia ( Asher’s sister ) and Dr. Kyle Peters ( Willows OB Dr. )  They meet at the end of Book 1 while Willow is at the hospital.  They literally crash into each other.  I thought Amelia and Kyle were perfect for each other.  Each of them had something happened to them in the past which makes it hard for them to trust other people and open up to each other.  I loved that they took there time to get to know each other.  I will say I was a little disappointed with Amelia’s big reveal….it wasn’t what I expected and with the way she was reacting to it, I thought it was going to be something much different.  I am not so sure that her reaction was all that believable to what her Ex Roger did.  I get being upset about it and slightly embarrassed but to totally shut yourself down, I thought that was a little too much.  With that said….it didn’t take away from me enjoying this book.  I thought what happened in Kyle’s past was a much bigger deal.  I can totally see how that would totally break a person and break a family apart.  I am glad to see that everything worked out in the end for everybody.  I did like Amelia’s character when we meet her in book 1 and I continued to like her in book 2.  I thought she was a very likable person and her bond with her family and friends was totally endearing.  Kyle was also a very likable character.  He was very swoon worthy and I loved that he loved Amelia unconditionally.  Like he always said….scars and all 🙂  That will make more sense once you read the book.

I really enjoyed that this book took place right where book 1 ended.  We lose no time in between books.  Which means that all the characters we meet in book 1 are in book 2 as well.  I was so happy to see Asher and Willow have such a big part in this book.  It was great getting to continue on with their story as well.  We even got to meet a couple new characters, that I am excited to see where they go from here.

I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for that really sweet love story with a little bit of a suspense element added into it.  This is also a very quick read, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I can’t wait to read more about this family in the future books to come.

~Jennifer H.

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Take A Chance (Running Into Love)
I’ll Take A Chance (Running Into Love Book 2)

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I am an “Indie” adult contemporary romance author. I am a wife and a stay at home mom. I have been married to my wonderful husband since 1996. I love being a stay at home mom to our two teenage boys. We have a handful of pets, a dog named Lucy (who is in my books), a guinea pig named Flufy, (my son spells her name that way) and a cat named meow-meow, who adopted us many years ago and has never left.
I never liked reading as a kid and I only started reading romance novels in the past few years. Soon I couldn’t get enough of them. My Kindle and I are inseparable now. A thought occurred to me in December of 2012 that maybe I could write a romance novel. So I went to work with the encouragement of my husband and my sister-in-law. It didn’t take long to figure out that I really enjoyed writing.

I entered my book in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest in January of 2013. Needless to say my three hundred word pitch didn’t even make it through the first round. My book never even got read. So now what do you do with a 50,000+ word book? With more encouragement by my wonderful family I decided to self- publish it. So here I am today a self- published author. It has been a lot of hard work but I wouldn’t change a single thing.

It has not been an easy road and there has been a lot of self- doubt, but I stuck with it and I wouldn’t change a thing. I’ve been blessed to have been put in contact with some amazing people that have supported and encouraged me every step of the way.

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